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Help shape your association, learn from your peers, and grow your leadership skills by participating in an open committee or activity! NCBA focuses on five key areas to support its programs and services for members: Advocacy, Membership & Engagement, Education, Communications, and Governance & Infrastructure.

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We're currently accepting additional participants in these committees, groups, and activities:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

NCBA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee meets regularly throughout the year and has already begun to plan DE&I programming at NCBA’s 2022 Spring Conference. The committee’s mission is to leverage best practices and resources to promote equal opportunity and an inclusive culture that attracts and retains member attorneys, leaders, and industry partners with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and characteristics within the legal profession and NCBA. The committee meets frequently to ensure DE&I remains a top priority for NCBA.

DE&I Committee Priorities:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the NCBA Board, NCBA staff, and members.
  • Work together with law firm representatives to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion, to develop strategic retention efforts that successfully attract and retain diverse NCBA members and leaders.
  • Team up with the Membership Committee to develop, recommend, and implement initiates targeted at broadening the NCBA’s outreach to the diverse array of creditors rights attorneys.
  • Coordinate and present CLE and non-CLE sessions that address how to create and implement diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, discuss recent events impacting diversity, equity and inclusion, and facilitate group discussions between NCBA, law firms, and other legal organizations.

To get involved, contact [email protected].

Compliance Peer Forum

NCBA’s Compliance Peer Forum creates a safe space to share, problem-solve, and ask questions of your peers. During our virtual monthly Forum meetings, volunteers share some of their work in particular Compliance areas, the challenges they identified, and the decisions with which they are grappling. Forum facilitators do not give detailed presentations—rather their comments and questions to the group encourage participants to share challenges and thoughts as they tackle compliance initiatives (Reg F and beyond).

By providing a transparent, confidential and open discussion, our Peer Forum is a great way to target areas of improvement, learn from your peers, and brainstorm solutions for your law firms.

To get involved, contact Nathan Willner at [email protected].

Membership & Engagement Pillar Committee

NCBA’s Membership & Engagement Pillar Committee meets on a regular basis throughout the year. The committee’s mission is to assist the association in achieving the Membership & Engagement Pillar mission: Increase and deepen member engagement in NCBA’s activities and increase the overall membership of NCBA.

Membership & Engagement Pillar Committee Priorities:

  • Participate in the new member onboarding Process to provide a welcoming environment to our newest members.
  • Assist the membership staff in crafting effective member surveys to improve the quality of the data in our database.
  • Assist in new member recruitment and current member retention initiatives.
  • Assist in developing membership programming that aligns with providing NCBA members with best practices, member benefits and/or education, to enhance their law firm practices.

To get involved, contact Lyndsey Cantees and Nicola Hadden at [email protected].

Education Pillar Committee

The Education Pillar helps with NCBA’s selection and development of creditors rights attorney law education. The Education Pillar develops a wide range of creditors rights education topics including programming for different size firms and different segments of our membership. The committee meets prior to each conference to review session proposals from our Call for Education, Defense Bar Committee suggestions, topics suggested by members, and current industry news. Committee members also help bring the sessions from ideas on paper to their final form as live presentations.

To get involved, contact Kristin Berkery at [email protected].

Defense Bar Committee

A subcommittee of the Education Pillar, the primary goal of the Defense Bar Committee is to provide NCBA members with creditors rights specific education on important legal trends while offering other Defense Bar members opportunities to collaborate with each other and share their skills and experiences.

To get involved, contact Kristin Berkery at [email protected].

NCBA 2023 Executive Experience Planning

We're about to kick-off planning for the 2023 Executive Experience at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, CA happening January 11-13, 2023. If you have programming ideas or other suggestions, contact Lisa Linke at [email protected].